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Everybody Ditched Me at My Birthday Party

As if turning thirteen doesn’t suck enough already

Photo by Levi Guzman on Unsplash

I was barely 13 years old, but I could tell my party sucked. Watching the guests leave forty-five minutes after arriving was a clear sign that this wouldn’t be the grooviest birthday slumber party ever.




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Christine Schoenwald

Christine Schoenwald

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm.

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